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    Description

    1799 Bust Dollar, AU53
    B-16, BB-158
    The 'Close 17' Obverse

    1799 $1 7x6 Stars, B-16, BB-158, R.2, AU53 PCGS. Bowers Die State III. Numerals 1 and 7 are closer than on any other 1799 die marriage. Numerous obverse die breaks intersect at the portrait, while others connect some of the left-hand stars. Bold die clashing exists on both sides, with die bulge visible in the right obverse fields. Nevertheless, the strike is sharp throughout. Golden-gray patina is softly lustrous at the obverse margins, and even more evident on the reverse. This is a pleasingly original, bold early dollar with ideal centering and minimal marks.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24X7, Variety PCGS# 40050, Base PCGS# 6878)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    April, 2020
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
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